FKA Twigs bendy lady

Ink sketch study of the amazing FKA Twigs in motion. Girl can bend.FKA Twigs ink drawing

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FKA Twigs mini painting

Dear FKA Twigs,

I have listened to your song Two Weeks 52 times today, so I thought a little artistic tribute was in order.

Marielle xx

fka twigs drawing

Hayley Williams’ Fringe

Illustration of Hayley Williams

Paramore on the cover of AP magazineTHIS is what I would look like if I had the money, time and motivation. Hayley Williams from the band Paramore just really explodes of the page of the latest edition of AP magazine. Surrounded by magazines featuring tanned, bleach blond women, I couldn’t help but noticing her on the shelves. I didn’t even know their music, but fell in love with her style. Went back home, to Spotify and the Google Machine… and then this portrait rolled out.

Amanda Palmer

Painting of Amanda Palmer

Not so sure about the whole ukulele thing, but Amanda Palmer is an amazing woman. I love her style and especially her arty eyebrows. She isn’t exactly crippled by shyness and her ballsy attitude gets her absolutely everywhere. Like prison.

Amanda caused quite a stir in my home country of The Netherlands recently. She was thrown in the cell because she had disturbed the public order by performing in the famous Dam Square without a permit. Loads of people came to see her as she appears to work the Twitter machine very well. Police were having none of it though.

She must have had the wrong image of Holland. Especially Americans seem to think we are so laid back and just taking drugs all the time. Opposite is true these days, we had an attack on the royal family on a similar square in which some poor children and other innocent bystanders were killed. We had top a politician and film director assassinated, school and mall shootings and all sorts of unrest during public events. Should have done her research…

Gotta love her spontaneity though.